MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry's list of strict demands for their speaking events has today been leaked.
In an exhaustive four-page document, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex outlined their stringent rules for any speaking engagement – including that they have the final say in who introduces them.
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The couple reportedly signed with The Harry Walker Agency – an exclusive agency that boasts of representing the best in motivational speakers – earlier this year with it speculated the couple could charge $1 million per speech with the bureau.
The Telegraph today revealed the stipulations issued by Harry, 35 and Meghan, 39, including that the fee must be paid in advance.
The leaked 'Virtual Event Request Form' states: "The choice of Introducer and Moderator will be at the final discretion of the Speaker.
“The Fee will need to be paid directly from the contracting organisation’s account."
The full audience list must also be provided and whether the couple need to wear “business or casual” attire.
Other commands include that the fee must be paid directly from the organiser's account and the details of the sponsors must be listed.
Harry and Meghan started to hit the speaker's circuit before coronavirus lockdown hit – with the prince giving a speech in Miami for JP Morgan in February.
The royal was reportedly paid a six-figure sum for the keynote speech which saw him reveal he had been in therapy for years after the death of his mother, Princess Diana.
The couple are following in the footsteps of other big names to sign up with the agency, which also represents Barack and Michelle Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton and Oprah Winfrey.
Last week, it was revealed Meghan and Harry had signed a deal with Netflix to produce content that "gives hope" to audiences with the deal estimated to be worth millions.
MULTI-MILLION POUND DEAL
Just days after the deal was announced, the couple confirmed they had paid back the full £2.4million spent on refurbishing their home in the UK, Frogmore Cottage.
The couple are now living in the US – recently buying up a huge £8m Santa Barbara home to start their new life with son Archie.
The leak of the list of stipulations from the couple come after they quit the Royal Family earlier this year.
And the author of Finding Freedom – an unauthorised biography released just last month detailing the couple's decision to quit the Firm – claimed they had been frustrated at leaks coming from the Palace.
Omid Scobie claimed the couple struggled with the Royal Family's "no comment policy".
Labelling it a "HR crisis", Omid continued: "To have members of their team or family that they are part of being involved in some of their leaks was an extremely unpleasant situation for them and made them feel even more unsupported and unprotected.
"But you have to remember this is one very big establishment and what lies within are three very different households and agendas, all looking after their own bosses and own agendas. It left them very exposed."
In August, Omid said Harry and Meghan were "told not to defend themselves" after Palace insiders branded her "Duchess Difficult".
Just this week, the couple pulled the plug on a £1million fundraiser to be screened by Amazon — after signing their deal with Netflix.
The Invictus concert, featuring stars such as Beyonce and Ed Sheeran, was planned for the Hollywood Bowl next June to raise cash for wounded war heroes.
But Meghan and Harry insisted it was down to Covid and the decision had nothing to do with signing for Amazon’s rival.
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